Saturday, January 25, 2014

Goodbye, Dear Sweet Tobi

I'm so sad to say that this is the end, Tobi passed away last evening. It's hard to imagine the hole she will leave behind, for so long she has been the one persistent and reliable body at the center of our changing life. She was comfort and love, and the noisy, smelly atmosphere of our home wherever we were. She felt so constant that we barely began to believe that she might some day be gone, even though we knew she was growing old in bulldog years. Her life spanned 3 continents and was more eventful than most dogs, and more than she probably would have preferred. But she was a happy and playful soul, which her poor bulldog body couldn't keep up with. It's too soon to lose such a friend.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Round and Round She Goes

One more trip around the sun.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Foot Surgery

Tobi finally had surgery to remove her gross interdigital cyst. I've lost count of how many different antibiotics she's been on, and none of them have helped it go down. So last week decided to have the vet cut it out. She's sore of course, but she can still walk around on it.
As the vet said though, the problem with wrapping up a bulldog's foot is that it's a bulldog foot. She assures us that the surgery went great and the stitches are healing nicely, but under that dressing it looks like a horrible mess. Graphic photo after the jump!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Tobi Spins

Across the street from our house there's a playground with this little balance board on a spring. Completely on her own, Tobi will jump up on it and spin around, barking and trying to bite it.